[Oneiric/SRU][PATCH] UBUNTU: SAUCE: (no-up) Reinstate missing hunk from nx emulation

Herton R. Krzesinski herton.krzesinski at canonical.com
Thu Apr 5 00:15:49 UTC 2012

From: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski at canonical.com>

Recently with kernel 3.0.0-18.31, we started to get several bug reports
of userspace crashes on launchpad, happening on i386 installs. After
reproducing the issue and doing a bisect, we detected that the breakage
started with commit 1d43fea ("i387: do not preload FPU state at task
switch time").

Looking at that commit, turns out that our application of that change
accidentaly removed one piece of i386 NX emulation patch, added with
commit 775e6e8 ("UBUNTU: ubuntu: nx-emu - i386: NX emulation").

This adds back the section of code wrongly removed, verified here it
fixes the bug as well.

BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/972821
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski at canonical.com>
 arch/x86/kernel/process_32.c |    3 +++
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/process_32.c b/arch/x86/kernel/process_32.c
index 98f78e8..2d73f7d 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/process_32.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/process_32.c
@@ -307,6 +307,9 @@ __switch_to(struct task_struct *prev_p, struct task_struct *next_p)
 	fpu = switch_fpu_prepare(prev_p, next_p);
+	if (next_p->mm)
+		load_user_cs_desc(cpu, next_p->mm);
 	 * Reload esp0.

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